JAY C LOHMANN
Born 1962 USA
1990-Bachelor of Arts, Fordham University, New York, N.Y.
English; mother language
Italian; spoken, written
2018 “Witness” Fabrication for Karyn Olivier, University of Kentucky, Memorial Hall, Lexington, KY
2018 999 Domande, Ilari, 12 January, Triennale, Milan, Italy
2016 Form and NoForm, 6 Oct. , Salomon Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2016 1-3 July 2016 residenza Studi Aperti XII edizione, Ameno, Italy
2016 Collective, ContamiNation, Pau Design Container, Fuori Salone, Milano
2016 5-19 March 2016 Collective, Pillulae In Fieri, Studi Festival, Milan, Italy
2015 Mostra Installazione “No.Body “ Mostrami Factory Spazio Bracco , Milan, Italy
2015 Mostra Bipersonale “No.Body” Atelier Ovunque, Catania, Italy
2015 Mostra Bipersonale “No.Body” Galleria Eroici Furori, Milano, Italy
2015 Mostra Bipersonale “No.Body” Spazio Make Make, Rome Italy
2014 Manifesta 10. Balconism Project, European Biennial, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013 Armory Arts Week, Salomon Arts New York, NY
2012 Armory Arts Week, Salomon Arts New York, NY
2012 With Love From Rome, La Fragilita della Communicazione, Roma, IT
2011 With Deepest Regards, La Fragilita della Communicazione, Milano IT.
2010 JUMP Just Unusual Metropolitan Pop, Cantiere Ex Cinema, Milano, Italy
2010 Miss Me, Salomon Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Abstraction Representation, Salomon Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Moti Hasson Gallery, HIV Law Project, New York, NY
2007 Silas Marder Gallery , The Big Show Bridgehampton, NY
2003 Spazio Piranesi, Illuminated, Milano, Italy
2015 to present: No.Body Arts- with Ilaria Bochicchio creation of NO.Body A collective that looks to understand and interpretate the essential workings of the human form.
2004-2008: Formation, development, and production of textile designs for Jay C. Lohmann LLC.
1992 to present: “Decoration Factory” Formation of a studio of design, decorative painting and commisioned paintings. Clients include; Bindi, Brembo, Hon. Sara Bune, Mr. Edgar Bronfman, Sig.ri Andrea Buccelatti, Sig.ra Cristina Buccelatti, Isabel Carden MBE, Sig. Mario Consolo, Ms. Diane Colgate, Marina Dimtryev, Mr. and Mrs. Doubleday, Flle. Faravelli, Sig. Maurizio Gucci, Sig. Giancarlo Galtrucco, Sig.ri Kaiser, Sig.ra Lamberti, Mauboussin, Martori-Dunlap, Hon, Naomi Marks, M. Alain Nemarq, Sig.ri Partesi, , Sig.ri Perruzzo, Mr., Mrs. Martin Puris, Sig. Eros Ramazzotti, Sig.ra Sommariva, Sig.ra Cristina and Santo Versace, Sig.ri Valtolina-Guarnieri, Wolffer-Alexandre, Sig.ri Villa
1991-1994: formation of artistic equipe, “La Grottesca” responsible for client contacts, project definition, and realization of works to be executed. Decoration in “calce”, “a fresco”, restoration, and Trompe L’oeil. Clients include La Contessa De Arcayne, Sig.ra Chichi Meroni, and Sig. Gianni Versace
As part of a continued effort to resolve the external inconsistencies of the world in which I live, I find that my art seeks to answer the questions I am constantly asking myself. Why am I here, and what is my purpose? Where does my passion lie and what has meaning? Most important, what role does art and creativity play in unearthing substantive answers to these inquiries? The only moment when these questions are silenced is when I am creating something — I am at peace when I am lost in the act of creativity.
We live in a superficial, chaotic world that’s increasingly disconnected and where gratification is instantaneous yet fleeting. Nothing real lasts longer than a camera’s flash. My only assurance of something concrete comes from my contact with the creative process and the interpersonal relationships that evolve from this.
Though I know my art will not persist in time, perhaps it may send out an echo of my being that is eternal.